Country Creatures to Launch Guest Chef Series

Country Creatures, the Cotswold-based boutique hotel and restaurant group, is excited to announce the launch of their Guest Chef series starting this January. Forming part of an ongoing series across the group, which includes The Chequers in Churchill, The Swan Inn in Ascott-Under-Wychwood and the most recent addition, The Double Red Duke in Clanfield, the initial line-up includes an outstanding selection of world-renowned chefs: Richard Corrigan, Ben Tish and Thomasina Miers.

Collaborating with the Head Chef at each site, guest chefs will prepare a multi-course menu that showcases their individual and creative cooking styles, as well as emphasising Country Creatures’ ethos of great British hospitality.

Tickets will be priced at £60pp and will include a five-course menu. Alongside this a number of luxury packages will be available including:

● The Complete Package: £110pp for the full menu and drinks pairing

● The DRD VIP Package: £710 for two, including a chauffeur service to and from Oxford Station, champagne on arrival, an overnight stay in a ‘large room’, the full menu with wine pairing, a seat at The Double Red Duke’s intimate chef’s counter and a chef’s signature breakfast the following day

● The Swan Inn VIP Package: £710 for two people, including a chauffeur service to and from Charlbury Station, champagne on arrival, an overnight stay in a ‘large room’, the full menu with wine pairing on one of the best tables and a full breakfast the following day

Sunday 23rd January: Richard Corrigan at The Double Red Duke
Richard is the owner of Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Corrigan’s Mayfair and Daffodil Mulligan in London, as well as Virginia Park Lodge, an 18th century estate in Ireland. Known for his decadent and hearty cooking, as well as his support of small suppliers and use of the best British and Irish produce, Richard will bring his renowned passion and infectious personality to The Cotswolds – a night promising to be one to remember.

Sunday 27th March: Ben Tish at The Double Red Duke
Channelling his love for Mediterranean flavours, chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, Ben Tish will bring a mix of classical training from his formative career, working with Michelin-starred chefs such as Jason Atherton, as well as more recent experience at the likes of Sicilian-inspired Norma, to create a show stopping Mediterranean menu.

Thursday 19th May: Thomasina Miers at The Swan
Co-founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant group Wahaca, Thomasina Miers’ passion lies in food and the environment. Celebrating the best of Mexican cuisine, with a focus on British ingredients, her approach to cooking and the produce she uses will make it an unforgettable night.

Reservations can be made from Monday 22nd November.

For The Double Red Duke:
General reservations:
The VIP package:

For The Swan Inn:
General reservations:
The VIP package: